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Call for UN University PhD Programme in Economics and Governance, Netherlands

UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance invite applications for PhD Programme on Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD). These courses are taught in Maastricht and spread across two semesters. Taught entirely in English, this is an annual Maastricht-based programme which starts on 1 September. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis. The application deadline is 15 February 2016.

Study Subject(s): award is awarded for studying Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD).
Course Level: award is available for pursuing PhD program.
Scholarship Provider: United Nations University (UNU)-MERIT and its School of Governance
Award can be taken at: Netherlands

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Eligibility: Applicant must have:
-a Master’s degree from a relevant academic field, including: economics, international relations, political science, law, social sciences, business administration, health sciences or public health
-basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics, which is measured by reviewing the content and level of previous studies and/or working experience
-basic knowledge of economics, social sciences, political science and/or law, which is measured by reviewing the content and level of previous studies and/or working experience
-proficiency in English, with a minimum level of 600 PBT / 240 CBT / 100 IBT for the TOEFL or 7.0 for the IELTS (native speakers of English and students who received their Bachelor’s or Master’s education in English are exempt). Maastricht University’s TOEFL code is 7102.

Open for International Students: Both Netherlands and foreign students can apply for this PhD programme.

Description: PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. During their first year, fellows complete a basic, compulsory training programme conducted by leading scholars of the host and partner universities. These courses are taught in Maastricht and spread across two semesters. Taught entirely in English, this is an annual Maastricht-based programme which starts on 1 September. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.

Number of award(s): Each year university will distribute a limited Number of Awards among the accepted fellows.

What does it cover? The following tuition fees are applicable to those enrolled in the PhD programme for the 2015-2016 academic year: First year: €7000 and Subsequent years: €2500. The tuition fee includes all programme-related costs. This excludes books, specific research costs, travel costs, accommodation, and visa or residence permit costs.

How to Apply: In addition to filling in the online application form, applicants must submit the following:
-certified copies of your certificates and grades and an explanation of the grading system
-proof of English proficiency
-motivation letter of 400 – 500 words
-three letters of recommendation (in English only) by current or former professors or employers
-one-page essay indicating the topic of research interest
-curriculum vitae
-copy of your passport
-passport size photo
-full information about your present study and/or job
University prefer to receive the documents as follows:
-Essay, motivation letter and CV: uploaded through the application form
-Passport and picture: uploaded through the application form (PDF or JPG)
-Recommendation letters, directly from the reviewers to the programme
-diplomas and transcripts: electronic copies initially and later on hard copies by postal mail

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 February 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application